DC’s long planned slate of movies took its first step with the record-breaking release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While critics weren’t impressed, that did nothing to slow the droves of fans who gave it the fourth biggest opening weekend of all time. The fun for DC fans didn’t stop there though. Suicide Squad became another blockbuster hit for DC in 2016, despite scathing reviews from critics. That being said, DC still has a lot of ground to make up to catch Marvel.
Between now and 2020 (and beyond), DC and Warner Bros. has as many as 13 new films on the docket. At this rate, DC will have a fully built out universe by the time Marvel begins wrapping up its latest phase of releases.
This is of course, all by design, as the age-old DC versus Marvel battle ramps up into full gear. But what exactly is on the horizon? We already have tons of information available to answer that question, so let’s dive right in.
1. Wonder Woman, June 2, 2017
Gal Gadot made her DC Universe debut as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, and the general consensus is that she was unequivocally the bright spot of the whole affair. Her standalone movie will take us back in time though, as it’s set during World War I, something teased at in a photo unearthed by Bruce Wayne from Lex Luthor’s secret hard drive.
Starring alongside Gadot will be Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and David Thewlis, in a movie that will dig deep into everything about Diana Prince’s warrior-centric origin story. It’s hard not to see the Captain America parallels in Wonder Woman, with both characters filling the “hero out of place in time” role, but you can still bet DC will do everything it can to set its own iteration apart.